Wednesday, 30 March 2016

TMR - Theme ....

.... Good morning! We had a really super thumbnail display for our Easter challenge ranging from funny, cute to religious too. Lovely work and I'm so sorry that I didn't get round to comment on everyone - I'm still working on it! It's time for our new challenge at The Male Room - TMR#32, for the next couple of weeks we have the theme of :


for your masculine styled projects.

As you know we moved house last week and we spent the Easter weekend unpacking boxes at our new house.  We've made great progress getting the kitchen, family room and bedrooms mostly done, however, I've not yet started on my craft room! Yes, I realise that this is a major shock to all who know me :) But family first this time! As a consequence, all my stash is still in boxes and I've not had time to make something new for this week's challenge, so I thought I'd share some cards that I made for my son when he was younger!

I'm starting off with a card that I made for Ben's 15th birthday in 2011, details of which can be found here. Ben has been a fan of World of Warcraft (on-line game) for many years and he really wanted his birthday card to be based on the game.  I found and saved the image from the game, added the sentiment in Publisher and printed it on photo paper.  I used my all time favourite stamps (Waltzingmouse, now sadly closed) to add the border.  On the original post you will see that I also decorated the inside and the envelope.

Ben's 15th - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

This wasn't the first WOW card that I'd made for Ben - I made some when he was 11 (2007) too! It's so easy making cards using screen grab images.

Fantasy themes have been a great source of inspiration for me when it comes to cards for Ben - this one for his 12th birthday (2008).  The image for this card comes from Dr Who - still a firm family favourite.

The cards for Ben's 11th and 12th birthdays were made long before I started my blog - so I think this is the first time they've been shared!

Our new theme has so many possibilities - do join in.  I look forward to seeing your creations. The deadline for submission is midnight (BST) Tuesday 12th April (7.00pm EDT).

That's all for now - I've got to finish off unpacking boxes - I really want to have my craft room finished by the weekend so that I can play!!  Bye for now.



Jane said...

I think that's such a fabulous idea Deborah, will be trying this screen grab technique myself I'm sure. Thanks for the inspiration.

Rocky said...

What a great idea and perfect for an almost teenager.

sue t. said...

Very cool, but way to computer technical for me! Your nephew will love it! Waltzingmouse closed?!!? I didn't know that!

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